Gwerin Gwallgo/Folk Frenzy: youth course bookings open

Tickets are now available for trac's course especially designed for young people. Tutors Gwilym Bowen Rhys, Dan Lawrence, Bethan Rhiannon, Patrick Rimes and Gwenan Gibbard will be inspiring young musicians, singers and cloggers at the Urdd's centre at GlanLlyn on the shores of Bala Lake. The four-day course is open to anyone aged between 11 and 18, and you can read the full details here.

Learn 'A Welsh Tune A Week' with Oli Wilson-Dickson

Oliver Wilson-Dickson, fiddle ace with Jamie Smith's Mabon and Alaw, has embarked on a project to post a traditional tune from Wales every week on YouTube. Recorded simply, often in beautiful locations, it's a chance to hear familiar and less known tunes with clarity and delivered with all the skill and sensitivity we've come to expect from one of Wales' top fiddlers.

The 'A Welsh Tune A Week' series features on the trac home page with a range of other video playlists, or you can visit on Oli's website.


Dros y Ffîn : Beyond the Marches - Live : yn fyw

Ffilmiwyd a golygwyg gan : Filmed and edited by

Meinir Siencyn 

Tŷ Gwerin - what's on this year

Tŷ Gwerin 2015, the home of folk traditions in the splendid Yurt at the National Eisteddfod in Meifod, Powys.

Join us for a packed programme of performances, sessions, interviews, childrens' activities - and don't forget the retail therapy at trac's own shop, which stocks a collection of folk CDs and books you won't find anywhere else.


Click here for the full timetable

Tickets on sale for the Big Experiment folk weekend

Booking's now open for this year's Big Experiment Arbrawf Mawr folk weekend on Anglesey in September. There's more detail on the Big Experiment page here where you can find out more, meet the tutors and book your tickets. More details of the afternoon workshops and the full timetable will be published soon.

Remembering Merêd at the Radio 2 Folk Awards


The late Dr. Meredith Evans, Cat Stevens and Loudon Wainwright III will be honoured at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, to be broadcast live from Cardiff tonight (April 22) .

Mered, who died in February at the age of 95, will be honoured with a Good Tradition Award which is given to an individual who has made ​​an outstanding contribution to the folk music of the UK.

Cat Stevens (Yusuf) and Loudon Wainwright III will also receive Lifetime Achievement awards for their contributions to the industry.

Among the performers at the awards ceremony at the Wales Millenium Centre will be 9Bach, who have been nominated for the best album.

You can read more about the Folk Awards here

There's an appreciation of Merêd's life and work here

FREE FOLK PERFORMANCES on the Glanfa stage at the Wales Millennium Centre

14:45-15:15  Dan Bettridge

15:45-16:15  Kizzy Crawford

16:45-17:15  Aled Rheon

17:45-18:15  The Gentle Good (with string quartet)

18:45-19:15  Plu


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